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84th Entry

84th Entry blazer badge. RAF Roundel. Apprentice Wheel. Also used for Boy Entrants. RAF Roundel. 84th Entry blazer badge. Apprentice Wheel. Also used for Boy Entrants.

84th Entry 19 September 1956 – 28 July 1959


2 Apprentice wheels

1 bayonet and scabbard

1 bayonet frog

1 Beret

1 best blue

2 black ties

1 button cleaning brush

1 button stick

? cap badge

1 clothes brush

3 collarless shirts

6 drawers cellular (shreddies)

1 greatcoat*

1 groundsheet

1 housewife

1 kit bag

1 kit bag handle

1 nail brush

1 pair canvas gym shoes

6 pairs knitted woollen socks

3 pairs of dark blue gym shorts

2 pairs of denims

2 pairs of leather lace-up boots

? pairs of pyjamas

1 pint mug

6 separate collars

1 Service Dress hat

1 set of eating irons knife, fork, and spoon

2 shoe cleaning brushes

1 small-pack

3 Squadron colour discs (cap badge and apprentice wheels)

1 Squadron hat band

1 v-neck sweater

1 webbing belt and brasses

3 white gym shirts

1 working blue


*Greatcoats as issued were rather shapeless, double-breasted, with a half-belt at the back. When they were issued we were instructed to alter them to “the apprentice standard” by shortening the half-belt, and pressing in box pleats from shoulder blades to the hem, and pressing the sleeves to a square appearance. Everyone did it, and the result was quite smart.